Mia Steupert, M.A.Research Associate
Mia Steupert serves as Research Associate at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, where she conducts and edits research on a variety of topics related to science and statistics for life.
Prior to joining CLI, Mia was a research intern at a conservative think tank where she focused on the inner workings of Planned Parenthood and sexuality legislation at the federal and state levels. Mia also interned at the Institute on Religion and Democracy where she wrote articles for their blog on politics and the Catholic Church.
Mia holds an MA in Government with a concentration in law and policy from Regent University and a BA, cum laude with distinction, in Political Science from Emmanuel College. Mia has completed two thesis papers- a graduate thesis on Catholic sexual ethics and an undergraduate thesis on the American nuclear family and government policy.
In her free time, Mia likes to read and write about Catholic theology, play softball and golf, spend time with her family and watch sports.
Hawaii abortion reporting is delayed, but 2020 abortion statistics are available in the latest national report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Pennsylvania’s 2021 abortion report was published online by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in December 2022. The report shows that abortions increased from the previous year.
Maine’s 2021 abortion report was published simultaneously with its 2020 report by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. This report covers Maine’s most recent data, from 2021. The report indicates that abortions decreased from 2020 to 2021.
The state statistics show that there were 16,050 resident abortions performed in Washington in 2020. However, the CDC report shows that there were 16,909 total abortions that occurred in the state in 2020, of which 16,057 were performed on state residents.
In 2021, there were 13,998 abortions reported in Arizona, an increase of 5.5 percent from 2020. Abortions performed on Arizona residents also increased by 5.4 percent, while chemical abortions on state residents increased by 1.5 percent.
Abortion data for the District of Columbia is available in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s 2020 abortion surveillance report. D.C. continues to have one of the highest abortion rates in the country.
Rhode Island’s 2020 abortion statistics have not yet been published by the state but are available in the latest abortion surveillance report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The national report shows that between 2019 (2,099 abortions) and 2020 (2,611), abortions reported in Rhode Island increased by 24.4 percent and chemical abortion use increased by 49.1 percent.
Nevada’s 2020 abortion statistics were provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services upon request. The report shows that total abortions as well as the total number of chemical abortions that occurred in the state increased from 2019.
Despite claims made by many in the abortion industry, abortions do occur after 15 weeks gestation, when babies can feel pain. Research shows that abortions after 15 weeks are most frequently performed for the same reasons as earlier abortions.